This is it. No more. It is also my last tutorial on this subject, but you
can expect me to update this once in a while.
Topics not discussed
And most importantly the Java language. In fact
you should probably print the beast, the language spec, and read it right through. No part of the Java
language was to be undefined, therefore the specification pretty much covers
all the technical details of the language. Ok, so it's not K&R nor
Stroustrup(good!) and lacks the examples the above have.
- Advanced graphics(i.e double buffering techniques, 3D algorithms, etc)
- Advanced networking(i.e stream buffering, non-TCP/IP communication)
- Intermediate/Advanced applet programming. Not even applet parameters
was discussed here.
- Peers and the underlying architecture of each GUI Java runs on.
- Certain AWT classes such as Inset, Dimension, MediaTracker, etc.
Tools for Java and the AWT.
- Symantec Espresso
- Borland's Latte(coming soon)
- Natural Intelligence's Roadster(coming soon)
- Metrowerks CodeWarrior for Java(coming soon)
Oh BTW I'm not writing a book.
once was called LiveScript will take over some task Java applets are
being used for. But Java will always have its place as the
multi-threaded, OO, dynamic language of choice. :-)
Stuff Java/AWT/Applets are unsuited for
- Simple forms that could be done with HTML Forms.
- Fast animation without native libraries.
- Large scale development with tools at the moment
- Quick and dirty text-based programs
- Stand-alone applications for now. Since there is no native compiler and the fact is, AWT gives a lot up
for the sake of portability. Commercial applications written in Java without native methods may not be able to compete with other applications on the market.
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Last modified: Jan 2 1996